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MINUTES OF THE 38TH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



CAREY 



Baptist Association; 



Held with the New Salem Baptist Church. Tallapoosa 
County Ala., Oct. 4, 5, and 6, 1&9J-/' 



Rev. W. T. Davis, 
J. A. Bell, 



OFBIOERS: 

Moderator, 

Clerk and Treasurer, 



Lineville, Ala. 
Lipeville, Ala. 



The next session of the Carey Baptist Association will be held with 

Mountain Spring Church, Tallapoosa County, Ala., on Friday 

before the second Sabbath in October, 1893. 



anni8ton, ala. 
Leslie Bbos., Book and Job Pbintebb. 

1883. 



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MINUTES. 



New Salem, Baptist Church, 
Tallapoosa County, Ala., 
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1892. 

The ministers and messengers comprising the thirty- 
eighth annual session of the Carey Baptist Association 
assembled with the New Salem Baptist Church on Tues^ 
day, the 4th day of October, 1892, at 11 o'clock a. m. 

After singing and prayer the introductory sermon was 
preached by Rev. J. A. Dunn. After which the Association 
adjourned for one hour and a half. 

2 o'clock p. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. T. Davis. 

After singing and praver by Rev. W. I. Flazell, the letters 
from the churches were presented, and the Moderator ap- 
pointed Brethren W. I. Flazell, W. L. Hood and A. S. An- 
derson to read them. 

The Clerk enrolled the messengers' names as follows : 

FIRST DISTRICT. 

Ashland— J. R. Jarrell, E. A. Phillips, W. S. Jones, J. W. 
Walker and P. H. Burns. 

Antioch— W. P. Webber and J. W. Sewell. 

Bethel — Not represented . 

Hatchet t Creek — J. L. Ingram and Amos Horn. 

Friendship — A. Grogan,W. H.Johnson and G.W.Wynn. 

Liberty — B. F. Steverson. 

Mt. Lebanon — Not represented. 

Spring Hill (C) — Not represented. 

Pole Bridge — W. D. Parsons, J. D. Rainwater and A. 0. 
Gravett. 

Bowden Grove — Z. T. Carpenter, C. J. Hamil and W. D. 
Dye. 

SECOND DISTRICT. 

Mt. Zion— J. F. Page and M. J. Jones. 

New Salem— J. W. Partridge and B. J. Worthy. 

Pleasant Hill — H. W. Summers and J. A. W 7 allace. 



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Providence— W. H. Humphrey J. R. Gilbert, G. T. Ver- 
non, J. V. N. Polk and J. M. Conger. 
Rock Springs— B. F. Luker and J. M. Luker. 
Rock Creek— D.J. Goss and W. R. Moody. 
Sardis— P. W. Carr and L. Bt Gipson. 
Shady Grove — Not represented. 
Union Hill— Not represented 

THIRD DISTRICT. 

Bethel— W. M. Blankenship, G. W. Chaney and F. M. 
Goocvvin. 

Countyline— Not represented. 

Corinth— J. L. Joiner and J. S. W. Orr. 

Holly Spring— Jan s Munkus and W. M. Munkus. 

Mt. Calvary— T. L. Robertson. 

Mt. Olive— Not represented. 

Mountain Spring— L. B. Champion, J. M. Laney and B. 
H. Bishop. 

Lystra— T. E. Bimyan, Z. McMath and A. P. McMath 
t SpnnRHilMT.)W J . Dunn,J. S. E. Davis, W. A. Catnv, 
J M. Mann and H. W. Adkins. 

FOURTH DISTRICT. 

Concord— Not represented. 
Good Hope— C.J. Stricklin and Soil Whatlev 
Lineville-Jas. A. Bell, J. W. Moon and C. B. Nichols. 
Mt. Pleasant— W. P. Bell 

JP' Pr Ospect-J. J. Taylor, M. M. Knight and T. T 
Wilson. J ' 

New Hope— A. J. Mackcy and J. N. Amison. 
Salem-J. L. Browning, S. Y. Lambert, W. M. Farrow, 
G A. Harrow and J. J. Co well 
^ hil ^ h -T- JRay, H. Bunyan and S. A. Kemp. 
Rock Hill-W. B. Kent and H. J. Mitchell 
Union— J. P. Motley and J. S. Stephens. 

i°? J"mJ2" ° f \ D Thom Pson, Rev. W. T. Davis was 
elected Moderator by acclamation; also Jas. A. Bell was 
re-elected Clerk and Treasurer 

wa } s"a , I]op i t ed thebUSineSS director - v in the ■«* Minutes 
Correspondents from sister Associations were received 
as follows: East Liberty, Rev. R. A.J. CumkeandW L 
Hood representing the Foreign Mission Board ; also G 
S Anderson, representing the Home Board ; also J D 
Norman, Gregory and A. S. Brannan J 

The correspondents were welcomed by the Moderator 
and mv.ted to take part in the business o^f the ^Association" 



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The Moderator appointed the following Committee on 
Finance: B. F. Ltiker, Thomas Bunyan and J. L. Ingram. 

On motion the reading of Abstact of Principles, Consti- 
tution and Rules of Decorum was omitted. 

Called for petitionary letters. A letter from Union 
Church was read and received. 

The Moderator announced that Rev. G. S. Anderson of 
Auburn, would preach at night, and W. I. Flazell would 
preach at 11 a. m. Wednesday. 

After singing and prayer the Association was adjourned 
until 9 o'clock Wednesday. 



Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9. a. m. 
After singing and prayer by Rev. A. S. Brannan, corres- 
pondents were appointed to Associations and Conven- 
tions as follows : 

Liberty (East)— A, D. Thompson, R. M. Allen, J. R. Con- 
ger and J. S. E. Davis. 

Boiling Spring— W. P. Bell, W. T. Davis and W T iley 
Reeves. 

Rock Mills— R. J. Adamson and J. T. Williams. 

Coosa River (Wednesday before the third Sabbath in 
September 1893)— B. F. Luker, J. M. Luker, W. H. Hum- 
phrey, T. E. Bunyan, and J. W. Lowry. 

Tallapoosa River — W. C. Brcoks, C. L. Porter. 

Central— J. O. Davis, R. M. Allen, J. L. Conger and R. 
E. Conger. 

Arbachoochee — J. L. Joiner and S. Y. Lambert. 

The State Convention— W. T. Davis, A. J. Moore, J. A. 
Dunn, J. M. Luker, J. L. Conger, W. H. Harwell, L. C. 
Porter and W. C. Brooks. 

Southern Baptist Convention— W. B. Smith, J. C. Mot- 
lev and W\ T. Davis. 

The Moderator called for reports of Standing Com- 
mittees. 

Committee on Foreign Missions not being ready to 
report, after a. speech by Bro. W. L. Hood, was passed. 

Home Missions — Rev. G. S. Anderson read a paper 
which was adopted after discussion by Rev. G. S. Ander- 
son and W. I. Flazell. 

State Missions — Last report read and adopted. 

Ministerial Education — Passed. 

Bible and Colportage Work — A paper was read by the 
Clerk, discussed by G. S. Anderson, and adopted with the 
understanding that the Clerk correct and spread it on the 
Minutes. 

On motion the Association adjourned for one hour for 
refreshments. 



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EVENING SESSION, 1:30 O'CLOCK. 

After singing and prayer bv Rev. P. H. Burnes, the 
Preaching Committee reported that Rev. W. T. Davis 
would preach at 7 p. m. and Rev. J. C. Motley would 
preach at 11 a. m. Thursday. 

Report on Sabbath School called for. No report being 
read the Clerk was appointed to write one. 

On motion the regular order of business was suspended. 

The churches were called, and pledged the following 
amounts for Missions for the year 1893. 
Ashland.^ $ 75 00 Lineville $ 60 00 



Bowdon Grove...... 5 00 

SpringHill 10 00 

Good Hope 5 00 

Concord 10 00 

Ha tchett Creek 10 00 

Liberty Hill .10 00 

Listra 5 00 



Mountain Springs. 5 00 

Mt. Pleasant 22 50 

Pole Bridge 5 00 

Providence 40 00 

Rock Springs 10 00 

Sardis.... 10 00 

Shiloh,A. J. Moore. 5 00 



Report on Temperance was read by R. J. Adamson, and 
adopted after discussion by W. L. Hood, J. L. Gregorv 
A. J Moore, J. R. Conger, J. D. Norman, J. J. McCord. " ' 

The report on Periodicals was read by W. L. Hood, and 
adopted. 

No ministers having died during the year in the Asso- 
ciation there was no report made on obituaries. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read bv T L 
Ingram and adopted. ■ 

After singing and prayer by Rev. A. S. Brannan, the 
Moderator announced the Association adjourned until 
8:30 a. m. 

After singing and prayer by Rev. R. J. Adamson, the 
Committee on Ministerial Education not being present 
the subject was discussed by brethren J. L. Gregory w' 

£ n aV ?' T A - o S ' ** ranann ' W - P - B e», R. J. Adamson, J. J.' 
McCord, JR. Conger, J. A. Dunn and A. J. Moore. 

Report of Executive Committee read bv W P Bell- also 
a resolution vvhich was adopted after discussion by W L 
Hood, W. T. Davis and J. L. Gregory. " 

Report of Evangelist read and adopted 

On motion, it was agreed that Bro. W. T. Davis work 
in the bounds of the Association at $40.00 per month un- 
til the Executive Committee saw fit to stop the work 

On motion a collection was taken up to aid Bro Davis 
in the work, and the following amounts were subscribed- 



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J. -D. Norman $ 5 

W.L.Hood 5 

Dr. J. P.Motley 2 

C.J.Hamlin 2 

W. P. Bell 2 

Z. T. Carpenter 2 

J. A.Bell 2 

J. B. Parker 2 

Jacob Linzey.. 

J. D. Rainwater 1 

W. A. Lowery 1 

Wm. Catney 1 

J.J.Taylor .... 

R.J. Adamson 2 

C.L.Porter 2 

James Laney 1 

J.J.Sargel 2 

J. A. Lunn 2 

J.M.Mann :.. 1 

C.J.Stricklin 1 

H. Ingram 1 

John Grimes 1 



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T. L. Robertson... 
W. H. Humphrey. 

W. B. Cann 

H.J.Mitchell 

H. Bunyan... 

J. W. Moon 

L. B. Champion. , 

J. M. Davis.. 

J. O. Davis 

Charley Davis 

D.Grimes 

M. H. Weaver 



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J.W. Lowery 

J. L. Ingram.... 

J.W. Dean 

Mrs. M. L. Bosworth 

W. T. Davis 

J. R. Conger 

J. L. Gregory.... 

T.J.Wilson... 



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TIME AND PLACE OF HOLDING DISTRICT MEETINGS. 



First District— With Pole Bridge Church, on Friday be- 
fore the third Sabbath in August, 1893. 

Second District — Time and place not given. 

Third District — With Union Church, on Fridav before 
the fifth Sabbath in July, 1893. 

Fourth District — Time and place not given. 

The Clerk was appointed to write the corresponding 
letter. 

Rev. W. H.Johnson was appointed to preach the intro- 
ductory sermon at the next session of this Association. 

On motion, the next session of this Association will be 
held with the churck at Mountain Spring, to commence on 
Friday before the second Sunday in October, 1893. 

Resolved, That the Clerk be allowed fifteen dollars for 
making out and superintending the printing and distribu- 
tion of the minutes. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be ten- 
dered this church and community for their hospitality 
during our stay among them. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

A collection was taken up for J. M, Cole. 
$10.50 in cash and seven months board. 
Calling the roll was omitted. 



Contribution 



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A song was sang, the ministers and messengers extended 
the parting hand, and Rev. J. L. Gregory led in fervent 
praver. The Moderator then announced that the Asso- 
ciation stood adjourned. 

W. T. Davis, Moderator. 

Jas. A. Bell. Clerk. 



XDIX. 



REPORT OX PERIODICALS. 

We. your committee, beg leave to submit the following: 
We recommend the Alabama Baptist and Foreign Mission 
Journal to all our people as representatives of our views 
on the mission question. We also endorse Kind Words as 
a good Sabbath School paper. 

J- L- JorxER. Chairman. 



There being no report on State Missions, we thought 
the worth, work, and importance of our State Board, and 
our worthy secretary. W. B. Crumptou. of two much im- 
portance .o be dropped torn the" pases of the m i nute s. 
We regard State Mission work as tbe hub of all mission 
enterprises ; therefore it saoufid have the festering care of 
the entire Association, or every church and of everv rodi- 
vwfaal Christian- For importance at said work see r ep oiL 
©£ the Corresponding Secretarv in 1S!*2. 



REPORT OX BEOJE5 XESOXS. 

In "espouse to the duties asshjned us. , 
foUowing m hex of a report, wmck shoo&f have been read 
at the Association. Our Home Beard located at Atlanta. 
^ a -- JJ doing a work of winch rhe ienonriaatioa sfeonid be 
humciy thankim. proving their gratitude * iiiMmi in J 
toerai contrtotxaons to tins noble work. To inspire coaft- 
<feaf i. we only aee»i to acquaint ourselves with the Board 
or 3 anagers, and their !aratu£ Secretarv. Rev~ 1. T. 
ami his raithruf assistant Sev. jl W. 



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their reports to the S. B. Convention, with statistical 
table, etc. 

Dear brethren, we only want information on these lines 
to inspire confidence and to induce liberality on our part. 
As the State Work is the hub, the work of the Home Board 
is the frame work of the wheel upon which the Gospel is 
to be given to the ends of the earth. 

Dear brethren, let each of us do our part of this great 
work of giving the Gospel to the world, that the fullness 
of the Gentiles may be brought in, and the return of our 
Savior hastened. So mote it be. Amen. 

Moderator and Clerk. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions submit the fol- 
lowing: The subject of Foreign Missions has been promi- 
nently before the people of the Carey Association for 
many years. The name Carey itself is strongly suggestive 
of foreign missions, arid shows that the founders of the 
Carey Association were desirous of emulating the exam- 
ple of William Carey ,- the eminent English missionary, 
whose name is almost a synonym for foreign missions, 
and in honor of whom our Association is named. Claim- 
ing to be missionaries and being members of the Carey 
Association, it might be supposed that we were also very 
zealous missionaries, but such is far from being the case. 
While we are all missionaries by profession, many of us, 
probably a majority of us, are not so by practice. When 
we examine our statistics we find that about seventeen 
cents per capita is all we contribute to the cause of mis- 
sions, divided among the State, Home and Foreign 
Mission Boards. Is this small contribution the best we 
can do on account of abject poverty? We all know that 
this is not the case, because it is a well known fact that 
we individually waste many times the above named small 
sum each year on luxuries, many of which are worse than 
useless. Again, can it be that wc are afraid our contribu- 
tions are misapplied? It cannot be this, because the 
Boards give an account of where they place all contribu- 
tions, and surely we cannot think that those consecrated 
men who have made a living sacrifice of their lives, labor- 
ing far from home and kindred in unfriendly climes and 
among strange people, could have any other object in 
view than doing the work of the Master, and in obeying 
his command to go into all the world and preach the gos- 
pel to every creature. 
We do not wish to worry the people on this point, but 



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we are convinced that a majority of us are lacking in mis- 
sionary spirit and enterprise, and do not think of the 
great work of foreign missions as we should. We wish 
to bring the subject home to the heart of each individual 
member of the Carey Association, to think whether or not 
it is our duty to help teach all nations, either by going 
ourselves or helping others to go. 

Our Baptist missionaries are struggling to establish 
Christianity in Italy, Japan, China, Africa, Brazil and 
Mexico. In all of these countries there are only a few 
missionaries among many millions of people, and they 
often encounter violent opposition and persecution ; con- 
sequently the missions are not in as good condition as we 
wish, but we should never falter in our duty but continue 
to have faith. 

The great body of the Baptists of the world are to be 
found in our Southern States, and it devolves upon us to 
contribute largely to propagate Christianity from a Bap- 
tist standpoint among the people of foreign countries. 

E. A. Phillips, Chairman. 



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee submit the following: For reasons 
explainable we failed to make any appointment con- 
tract with anyone until in the summer when we appointed 
Eld. W. T. Davis evangelist and colporteur at a salary 
of $40.00 per month, to be paid by the Treasurer out of 
the funds retained for said work, as per report of said 
evangelist. E. R. Wood, 

A. P. Oslin, 
A. P. Thompson, 
W. P. Arnett, 
Jacob Linsey, 

Committee. 

In the abscence of a report on Bible and Colportage 
work, the Moderator and Clerk were instructed to prepare 
a report to appear in the minutes, hence we submit the 
following: 

Whereas the Bible and Colportage Board, located at 
Opehka, Ala., is the creature of the Alabama Baptist 
State Convention, which is the creature of the churches; 
and whereas it is charged with the dutv and responsibility 
of supplying the people with Bibles and Testaments, also 
with Baptist and Sabbath School literature, and as their 
means are limited and their work is of the utmost im- 



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portance, we recommend our churches to order their 
Sabbath School literature through our Board, as the 
small profit will be used in our own work. As we under- 
stand it, the work of this Board is missionary work of 
the highest and most important character. Will the 
churches of this Association contribute of their means 
commensurate with the pressing necessities of the work ? 

Clerk and Moderator. 



As there is no report on the State of the Churches, I 
take the authority to insert a special request in lieu there- 
of, viz: That the churches in the future state definitely 
what disposition they want made with the money sent 
up to the Association by the messengers. Responses to 
this request will save the Finance Committee and Treas- 
urer from trouble, and the body from confusion. 

J. A. Bell, Treasurer. 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit 
the following report:" The subject of Temperance has 
been agitating the minds of our greatest men and women 
for ages and ages, our strongest minds have been em- 
ployed as well as much treasure for the purpose of sup- 
pressing the use of intoxicating drink; but to a great 
extent their best efforts have in a measure proved futile. 
Yet we are of the opinion that in some respects there is an 
improvement in this line; but when we take the figures 
we are made to wonder if indeed strong drink is on the 
increase or decrease. Some argue that prohibition laws* 
are a failure, but this is only a pretense upon the part of 
those who are opposed to prohibition, for the facts show- 
in prohibition districts it is reduced to the jug business, 
whereas when there is no prohibition it is on the barrel 
business. In order to have prohibition laws enacted our 
legislature must be impressed with the necessity of such 
legislation, and they will only be thus impressed by public 
sentiment, hence the great necessity of a good moral senti- 
ment at home which lies behind our representatives. This 
can only be done in and through, the influence of the 
church. So long as church members visit drinking saloons 
we need not look for the much needed reform on temper- 
ance, but if God's people will only wake up to the evils 
of intemperance and put their foot upon it, then shall 
there be good news to all people. 

R. J. Adamson, Chairman. 



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REPORT ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee on Finance make the following report : 

Minutes fund $ 50 90 

Foreign Missions.: 51 05 

State Missions 35 30 

F.ome Missions 32 10 

F r or Colportage Work (by cash and voucher) 8 20 

For Ministerial Education (by cash and voucher) 17 41 

For Howard College (by voucher) 18 75 

Total $213 71 



treasurer's report. 

Dr. 
Amount Mission funds received from Finance Committee : 

Amount of Minutes fund received ,....$ 50 90 

Foreign Missions received 51 05 

State > " 35 30 

Home " " , 32 10 

Colportage fund 10 50 

" (bv voucher) 3 20 

Ministerial Education 17 41 

for Howard College (by voucher)... 18 75 

Total • $213 21 

Cr. 

Paid W. L. Hood for Colportage Board $ 10 50 

44 W. B.Crumpton for Missions ?J f >' 

Howard College (voucher)... '. 18 75 

. " Missions (voucher) • (J~ 0^0 

Used in printing and distributing minutes J!.!! 7 - 50 91 
Amount on hand per acc't Executive Committee.. / <?£ <? O 



STANDING COMMITTEES. 

^Executive •Committ€e-\Y. P. Bell, A. P. Oslin, E. A. 
Phillips, J. C. Whatlev, Aaron Parker. 

Foreign Missions-I. A. J. Nelson, W. C. Brooks and J. 

E. Nepchurch. J 

Home Missions—]. C. Motley, J. A. Dunn, and T. Hal- 
derfield. 

_State Missions- M. M. Driver, B. F. Luker and L B 
(jipson. 

Material Education-] . R. Gilbert, G. T. Vernon, J. R. 



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Sabbath Schools—]. P. Motley, Thomas J. Worthy and 
fames Munkus. 

Diseased Ministers— A. Bell, Z. T. Carpenter and L. B. 
Harris. 



REPORT OF EVANGELIST. 

Your Evangelist and Colporteur submits the following 
report: Days work 36; sermons 35; visits 50; miles trav- 
eled 220 ; books sold $16.60 worth, and a number of 
tracts given away. 

W. T. Davis, Evan, and Colp. 

Whereas, the Evangelistic and Colportage Work is 
greatlv needed in our bounds, and whereas immediately 
following the session of our body is the most: opportune 
time for said work ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That Elder W. T. Davis be continued in the 
work for such time as there is money in the treasury to 
pay him for his time and labor, when the matter will be 
turned over to the Executive Committee. 

Resolved, That we, the laymen of the Carey Association, 
recommend that the ministers* in the bounds attend the 
Ministers Institute at Birmingham, if possible, so that 
they may thereby better prepare themselves as teachers, 
and we thereby pledge our co-operation aiid assistance. 

Ex. Committee. 

Resolved, That hereafter any member who leaves before 
the adjournment of the session without permission of the 
bodv, shall not have his name to appear in the minutes. 

CORRESPONDING LETTER. 

To our Sister Associations: 

Brethren — We have just closed another session of the 
Carey Association. We held a very interesting session, 
but mot so good as we had hoped. 

Dear brethren, visit us often, and let us pray together 
and counsel together, that we may be made to more 
thoroughlv understand our business and duty as Baptists; 
that we may be able to battle for the Master's cause in 
our midst, and use every possible means in our power to 
send the Gospel to earth's remotest bounds. We have 
welcomed your correspondents, and in return send breth- 
ren to meet with 3'ou. 

May God bless the heralds of His Cross everywhere. 

Clerk, 



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CONSTITUTION. 

1. This Association shall meet annually as an advisory 
council, and shall be composed of messengers chosen by 
the churches of this union, and all regularly ordained 
ministers of our faith and order within the bounds of the 
body. 

2. Each church shall be entitled to two messengers, 
irrespective of numbers, and one for everv additional fifty 
thereafter over fifty. 

3. The messengers and ministers thus convened shall 
be denominated the Carey Baptist Association. 

4-. This Association shall have a Moderator and Clerk, 
who shall be chosen by the members present at each 
session, and shall be of the body, holding their offices 
until the next election. The Clerk shall also be Treasurer 
of the Association. 

5. The churches of this union shall express in their 
letters the names of their messengers and their postorfices 
Sabbath of meeting, amount of contributions, number 
baptized, received by letter, restored to fellowship dis- 
missed, excommunicated and dead since the last session of 
this Association. 

6. No act of the Association shall be binding on the 
Churches, but it shall be its duty to give advice in mat- 
ters of difficulty and endeavor to preserve the union of 
the Churches. 

7. If any churches desire to be admitted into this 
union they shall petition by letter and messengers and 
upon examination, if found orthodox and orderly shall 
be received by the Association. 

8. Any church may withdraw from this Association at 
discretion, or, on application, may obtain a letter of dis 
mission. • a " 

9 This Association shall use her own discretion as re- 
spects the cause of missions, leaving the churches and 
members to exercise their own opinion in such cases 

10. If any church in this union shall become offended 
with a sister church in point of faith or practice it shall 
be the duty of the aggrieved church to eE tc T-« . 
claim the church thus offending, and if satisfaction cannot 
be obtained the aggrieved church shall then call in thT a?d 
of one or two other churches to act with the first two 
assisting churches ; and it shall be the duty of the churches 
thus called to investigate and decide upon the matter of 
dealing and to report the same to the Association and tf 
the said accused church be as guilt v as charged the Asso- 
ciation shall withdraw from her. * ctr k ea > ™e Asso- 

11. This Association may correspond with other Asso- 
ciations and Conventions of the same faith and order and 
withdraw her correspondence at discretion order ' an <* 



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12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made by 
two-thirds of the members in session. 

13. This Association may have power to adjourn to 
any time and place she may deem most convenient. 



ABSTRACT OF PRINCIPLES. 

1. We believe in only one true and living God and that 
there are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, Son 
and Hoi v Ghost. 

2. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New 
Testaments are the word of God and the only rule of faith 
and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of eternal and particular 
election. 

4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin and the 
impotency of man to recover himself from the fallen state 
he is in b} ? his own free will and ability. 

5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of 
God only b\ r the imputed righeousness of Jesus Christ. 

6. We believe that God's elect shall be called, regener- 
ated and sautified by the Holy Ghost, and that the saints 
shall persevere in grace and never finally fall away. 

7. We helieve that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are 
ordinances of Jesus Christ, and that true believers are the 
onl\- proper subjects of the ordinances, and that immer- 
sion only is baptism. 

8. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and a 
general judgment, and. that the punishment of the wicked 
will be everlasting and the joys of the righteous will be 
eternal. 

9. We believe that no minister has the right to admin- 
ister ordinances only such as are called of God and have 
come under the imposition of hands of a presbytery, and 
are in fellowship in the churches of which they are mem- 
bers. 

RULES OF DECORUM. 

1. This Association shall be opened and closed with 
prayer. 

2." Call for letters from churches and enroll the names 
of messengers. 

3. Proceed to the election of Moderator and Clerk. , 

4. Call for petitionary letters from churches desiring 
admission into this body. 

5. Appoint committees on preaching and finance. 

6. Receive correspondents. 

7. Duties of Moderator.— It shall be the duty of the 
Moderator to call the members to order before the Asso- 
ciation ; to receive and submit all questions regularly 



(14) 

moved, and announce the result; to enforce the observ- 
ance of decorum in debate among the members, and in 
general to perform all the duties incumbent upon a presid- 
ing officer. 

8. Duties of Clerk.— It shall be the duty of the Clerk 
of the Association to keep a fair record of the proceedings ; 
to notify committees of their appointment; to preserve 
the papers belonging to the Association, and to attend to 
the printing of the Minutes, for which he shall receive a 
reasonable compensation. 

9. Duties of Members.— Any member rising to speak 
shall address the Moderator. 2. Any member, in speak- 
ing, shall confine himself to the subject under considera- 
tion. 3. No member shall speak more than thrice on the 
same subject without permission from the Moderator. 4. 
No member will be permitted to indulge in talking or 
whispering, or any indecorous conduct, to the annovance 
of the body in time of debate. 5. No member shall absent 
himself from the body without permission of the Mod- 
erator. 

10. The^e rules may be altered bv a majority of the 
members at a regular session of this bod v. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 

7. 

8. 
9. 



BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 

The Moderator shall call the meeting to order. 
Read the letters and enroll the names of messengers. 
Elect a Moderator. 
Elect a Clerk and Treasurer. 

Receive correspondents from sister Associations. 
Moderator appoint Committees on Preaching, and 
Finance. 

Read abstract of Principles, Constitution and of 

Rules of Decorum. 
Call for petitionary letters. 

Appoint Correspondents to Associations and Con- 
ventions. 

10. Call for Reports of Standing Committees. 

11. Approve places of holding Districts meetings. 

12. Appoint a person to write the correspondingletters 

13. The Preaching Committee to report who shall 

preach the introductory sermon at next session. 

14. Hear the report on Finance and Treasurer's Report 

15. Appoint time and place of holding the next session 

of this Association. 

16. Consider resolutions that mav be entertained bv 

the body. 

17. Miscellaneous business. 

On motion this plan may be suspended and new busi- 
ness introduced, or the order may be changed to suit the 
convenience of the body. 



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STATISTICS OF THE CAREY ASSOCIATION, 1892. 



CHHRCHirt. 



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Liibert.v 

Liberty 11 i 

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Mt. Zion 

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Mount 'n S ri'g 

New satPn 

Mt. Pros' ",t... 

New Hop< 

Pole Brit e 

Pleasant Hill... 

Provldenc- 

Rock Spring 

Sardis 

Sulein 

Holly {Spring... 

Spring Hi'l 

Rock Crck 

Shlloh 

Rocky Hill 

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COUNTY. 



PA8TORS. 



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C. J. Wesley... J. 
W. A. Johnson. G. 
B. B. Carton.... A. 
J. W. Knowles. J 
W. M. Worthy. B 

It. M. All«n J 

W. H Johnston, G. 
W. fi. Preston. W 

J. M. Sally |j. 

E. M. Moore.... 'J. 

W. T. Davis A. 

W. M. WortheyT. 
R. A.J Cnnsbee J. 
M. A Johnson.. W 



J. W. Dean, Ashland.. 



W. T. Dunn 

A. J. Dunn 

I. N. Moore 

H. C. KniKht... 

R. M. Allen 

W. T. Davis W 

W. H. Hamell J. 
C. S. Johnson.. G. 
E. M. Moore... W 

A. J. Moore J. 

W. M. Worthy. W 
M. Johnston.... C. 

J. A. Dnnn J. 

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W. M. Worthy. 8. 
W.H.Johnston H. 



R. M. Allen .... 
W. H. Preston. 



W. Sewell, Chandler Springs 
W. Chnitey, Goldville 

A. Ham, Chandler Springs. 

T. Ha.vnes. Ashland 

J. Autry, Mellow valley 

F. Carter, WheelerviUe 

W. Wvnn, Flat Roek 

, H. (irirtin, Uneville 

L. Ingram, Hatchett Creek. 
E. Upchnrch, Ashland 

G. Thomas, Ashland 

B. Banyan, Ashland 

A. Bell, Lineville 

. V. Nichals, Ashland 

J. E. Kargason, Emucklaw 

L. B. Campion. .. 

J. O. Davis. New Site 

M. M. Kniarht 

J. D. Farrow, WheelerviUe 

. D. Parrons, Chandler Sp'gs 

T. Anderson. Millerville... 

T. Varnon, Hackneyville 

. E. Luker, Mt. Meadowa 

W. Horton, Gipsonville... 

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H. Griffin 

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